Prayer

Leading Churches from Our Knees

Course Overview

This course will illustrate how churches need to take prayer seriously in order to grow, explore how Jesus and the early church depended on God through prayer, explain how prayer is essential to preparing for spiritual battles, and guide the learner in establishing the priority of prayer and a thriving prayer ministry in their churches.

Course Preview

Course Outline


Introduction
A Quiz for Your Church
Jesus and Prayer (4 parts)
Prayer in Acts
What Exactly is Prayer?
Why God Calls Us to Pray
Why We Struggle with Prayer (2 parts)
Hindrances to Answered Prayer (2 parts)
Reasons God May Say “Wait”
Praying when Prayer is Difficult
Practical Ways to Pray (3 parts)
Praying the Scriptures
Prayer and Spiritual Warfare (2 parts)
Praying for Non-believers (2 parts)
Praying for Church Leaders
Course Conclusion

Recommended Textbook


The Potential and Power of Prayer

How to Unleash the Praying Church

by Chuck Lawless

Why is it a struggle to pray? Respected professor, speaker, and pastor Dr. Chuck Lawless explores the power of a praying church and how it can transform your ministry.
Through prayer, we have access to the all-powerful living God. Even so, too many of us are tempted to start our days prayerless and feeling alone. How can this be? We can’t afford to be so negligent, because whether we realize it or not we all face a high-stakes spiritual battle when we step out into our communities. In The Potential and Power of Prayer, Chuck Lawless:

  • illustrates how churches need to take prayer seriously in order to grow;
  • explores how Jesus and the early church depended on God through prayer;
  • explains how prayer is essential to preparing for spiritual battles; and
  • guides church leaders in establishing the priority of prayer and a thriving prayer ministry in their churches.

God chooses to move among Christians who humbly come to him in prayer; who depend on him for strength and guidance.

Course Professor


Chuck Lawless

Chuck Lawless currently serves as professor of evangelism and missions, Dean of doctoral studies, and vice-president for Spiritual Formation and Ministry Centers at Southeastern Seminary. He has served as a pastor for almost twenty years, and is the author or editor of ten books, including Spiritual Warfare, Discipled Warriors, Making Disciples through Mentoring, Serving in Your Church’s Prayer Ministry, and Spiritual Warfare in the Storyline of Scripture. Dr. Lawless speaks extensively around the country and resides with his wife, Pam, in Wake Forest.

Online Learning

You can access your course at any time on any device. You do not need to install an app or download software.

Certification

This course is part of a full certification track offered by Church Answers University. See available certifications here.

5 hours

This course contains five hours of on-demand video that can be started and resumed at any time.

Coming Soon

Individual courses will be available for purchase soon

Introductory course pricing $147 (regularly $199)

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